2). This quote shows how Curley automatically went to Lennie because he was bigger than he was and said that he needed to answer when he is spoken to. The second time Curley picks on Lennie is when Lennie is in the bunkhouse smiling and laughing about the idea of their little farm. Curley thought that Lennie was laughing at him so he went to Lennie and started to punch him and beat him up. Curley said, “What the hell you laughin’ at?” (62; ch.3).
But he gets in trouble alla time because he's so God damn dumb." (41) George says that Lennie is dumb, and that because of this he gets into trouble. "Course he ain't mean.." He says that Lennie doesn't intentionally get into trouble, but that it is Lennie's limitation. Lennie recieves a puppy in chapter three and is told not pet them so much so he does not since he wants to keep his puppy. "I ain't done nothing
“But little Mouse, you are not alone,” is a quote from the poem by Robert Burns, To A Mouse. This quote directly relates to how some of men treat Lennie, Slim and George want to feel like Lennie’s companion. However, Curley feels very intimidated by Lennie because he is big and gets special treatment from the men. In chapter 3, Curley picks a fight with Lennie and instead of stopping Lennie from hurting Curley the men egg Lennie on, Lennie ends up breaking Curley’s hand. Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been.
He has to hinder as many accidents as he can that are provoked by Lennie. For instance, George had to tell Lennie not to converse with anyone when meeting their new boss (23). However, Lennie is a fractious grown man and despite his puerile behavior, he should be able to speak for himself. George is always hanging over Lennie’s shoulder like a paranoid parent because he knows Lennie is always up to no good. George has caught Lennie with something that he should not have had on multiple occasions.
Lennie, for example, likes Slim right away and asks George if he could have a couple of dogs so that Lennie can pet them without killing them. The ranch and the bunkhouse is tense because of Curley, which is the bosses son, and Curley's wife. It's is tense at the ranch and bunkhouse because Curley seems like he wants to fight Lennie just because Lennie his bigger then Curley. George tells Lennie if Curley hits Lennie, he wants Lennie to hit Curley back. Curley is a smaller man and always is looking for a fight.
In the novel of “Of Mice and Men” power and friendship is the very bases of the story. There are many people with power in the book but I specifically was interested in Curley’s power. Curley is the son of the Ranch’s boss and he is very spoiled. He does not listen to rules and usually gets away with any trouble he makes or gets into. Therefore, he is powerful for the very reason that he is “untouchable.” He does not use the power for kindness but uses it to show who is best and in a bullying matter.
No big son-of-a-b**** is gonna laugh at me." Curley says this because he wanted to show everyone in the room that he had the most power by beating up Lennie. When everyone almost surrounded him, Curley felt pressured and felt the need to regain his power, so he decided to do what he always does and picked a
There was no simple answer, he loves, and cares for Lennie so much there is no way he wants to kill him. However, the influence of Curley saying was going to kill him, forces George to either have someone else do it in a likely gruesome way, or peacefully kill him by himself. Without Curley’s influence, George never has to let go of Lennie. Having to let go is extremely difficult for anybody. In Of Mice And Men, strong influences of others forces characters to let go.
Curley is prejudice towards all tall men only because he is insecure about his own height. By abusing his power to be cruel towards Lennie, who is innocent, he believes he is affirming his masculinity. Therefore, the characterization of Carlson and Curley illustrate that selfishness and lack of confidence lead to the cruelty of